Before I get to all my big news I have to tell a little background story: The past few weeks have been crazy busy. About 6 weeks ago our landlord decided that we didn’t pay enough for utilities, so he wanted to raise the price we paid for them. We did some calculations ourselves and turned out we were already paying way too much for utilities. So we told him we were willing to pay more if he could prove to us, we were actually spending that much, if he didn’t want to prove it, he should just let us … Continue reading The One with All the Big News
I’ve had a crazy week! My long week actually started with a 4 day camping trip in France. Last week I went camping in France for 4 days and although I love going back to basics, this wasn’t the basics I thought it would be. I spend 4 days without running water, without electricity and without decent toilets… On top of it all it was cold and raining constantly. Not the back to basics I had in mind 🙂 But leave it to a true sewcialist to spot a fabric store in the middle of nowhere. I (obviously) had to … Continue reading The One with The Eucalypt Reversible Dress.
Remember my great – free- vintage dress form? Well, I even got my hands on something better! Somehow my parents ended up with a vintage sewing machine. It had been sitting outside for years so the table top was ruined and they had it standing outside for a complete summer and somehow forgot about it. When I mentioned today that I was looking for vintage sewing machines, they remembered. It’s a shame that it has taken such a beating but I intend to restore it and use it as deco around the house. But what’s even better! While my mother … Continue reading You will never believe what I got my hands on!
I know it’s about quilting but this soooo applies to sewing in general! Continue reading Sewing/Quilting economics
I bought the fabric on Friday because fabric with threadspools on them is just impossible to resist for a Sewcialist 🙂 I wanted to make a Darling Ranges dress out of it but I also wanted to add a collar (I love collars!). Because I was afraid it would be too much, I decided to try my first peplum top ever. Alterations: I shortened the sleeves, made a round neckline, added a collar, shortened the skirt (25cm). This is probably the nicest thing I ever made. This might possibly look even better on the inside than on the outside. French seams everywhere! … Continue reading The One with The Darling Ranges Peplum Top
One thing I noticed I was lacking a bit for MMM’13 were tops and cardigans. So because this weekend for the first time in weeks, I had time to sew stuff I just sewed away. And I might have overdone it 🙂 Above: I had some red cotton jersey and red lace left from the dress I made. So I made a T-shirt (self-drafted) out of the jersey with a lace overlay at the front and lace sleeves. I made a matching jersey cardigan based on the Renfrew pattern. Below: Another Renfrew cardigan, but in a lacey sweater knit. I’ve … Continue reading The One With The Crazy Weekend
My first MMM week has past. It was a short week, only 5 days but it has been fun already! May the 1st: My first day started on the 30th of April. I had to go to a prom hosted by my old sorority and decided to make my own red lace dress. I got lots of compliments. The pattern is based on the Maria Denmark Day To Night top. I saw the dress on SewBusyLizzy’s blog and fell in love with it. So when I was trying to decide what I was going to wear, it wasn’t too … Continue reading Me-Made-May ’13 – Week 1